Whether your current partner has done you wrong in the past or you’re still simmering on something an ex-lover did years ago that severely betrayed your trust. Learning to fully trust again takes some serious time and patience. Trust comes naturally and almost effortlessly for some — there are many who claim they trust unless they are given a reason not to. But once they’re left heartbroken by an untrustworthy action, it can be tough for them to move forward.
If you have a difficult time putting your trust in those you’re close to, there’s good news — there are steps you can take to overcome these issues once and for all.
1. Stay present
This simple idea is one that’s easy to forget, but staying present with your friends, family, and partner can help alleviate some of your anxieties that are causing your trust issues. If your partner has cheated on you in the past and you’ve discussed it, sorted out the issues as well as you could, and then vowed to move forward so they can improve and learn from their mistakes, then stop living in the past. It’s difficult to forget when someone has done something to hurt you, but when it comes to building trust, you have to allow yourself space from the anxieties of the past.